The Terence Pepper Collection has been compiled by leading photographic historian and curator Terence Pepper over the past 40 years. It contains over 2,000 photographs and prints including many by leading photographers and historic news picture libraries and includes prints from the early days of photography through to the present day.The scope of the collection is wide-reaching but is especially strong on portraits, the 1960s, fashion and female photographers. The collection also has an  extensive archive of 20th century magazines relating to fashion, high society, pop culture and music. 

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Spotlight on Model Lives In Fashion

An Instagram account dedicated to adding names and biographies to the many uncredited models 

March 2021 spotlight: Marisa Berenson

Marisa Berenson (born 1947) was discovered as a potential fashion model by Vogue’s fashion editor Diana Vreeland who saw her at a Debutante ball in New York when Berenson was sixteen. Vreeland declared: ‘We have to photograph Marisa.’ Berenson was photographed by Bert Stern and Irving Penn for American ‘Vogue’ and appeared on three covers in 1964-5. She also featured on the cover of four issues of British ‘Vogue’ between 1968 and1973 and on the cover of several of Andy Warhol’s ‘Interview’ magazine. She became one of the most sought-after faces of the 1960s and 70s. She was frequently spotted at nightclubs and society events, with fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent citing Berenson as ‘the girl of the Seventies.’ Berenson also had a career as an actress, appearing in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Barry Lyndon’ (1975), ‘Death in Venice’ (1971) and ‘Cabaret’ (1972). Her grandmother was the iconic fashion designer, Elsa Schiaparelli.

Image: Image: Berenson on the cover of British ‘Vogue’, 1 October 1973, photographed by Helmut Newton. Wearing a Chloé dress with hair by Christophe at Carita and Guerlain makeup.

Bottom image: Berenson on the cover of Andy Warhol's 'Interview' magazine, 1 January 1976, photographed by Ara Gallant (1932-1990) who also did Berenson’s hair and makeup. Cover designed and painted by Richard Bernstein.


To find out more about models from history visit the Model Lives In Fashion Instagram account.

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